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A Simple Slot System

Some friends asked me if there was any truth to these mail order systems that guarantee slot wins. I told them there was not and refereed them to the article I wrote about schemes and scams earlier this year. I advised them to learn video poker if they wanted a good chance at winning at the casino. They told me they wanted to go to the casino and play the slots but did not want to bother with the time to learn the proper strategy for video poker. They were only going a couple times a year and wanted a way to have fun but they also wanted their money to last a while. I suggested they play the one coin system.

Here is how the system works.

The first step is to find a two coin multiplier slot machine. In "How To Read A Slot Machine," I explained that a multiplier slot machine has a pay out for a certain symbol and the number of coins played multiplies it. If the machine pays 5 coins for three lemons when you play one coin, it would pay 10 for the second coin played. This machine does not penalize you for not playing maximum coins.

A popular two coin multiplier is IGT's "Double Diamond" machine. The top award is 800 coins for one coin played and 1,600 for 2 coins played. This machine also offers a doubling symbol that will double smaller wins. There are other two coin machines with similar payoffs. Take a look around the casino and find one that meets this criteria.

Now you have to decide how much you want to play for your session. For this example we will use $20 which is 2 rolls of quarters and totals 80 coins. You may want to start with one roll of quarters if want to risk less. Now start by playing one coin at a time from your rolls of quarters. You will continue playing one coin until you have a win.

When you have a win you will play 2 coins on your next spin. One coin is played from you starting bankroll and one coin from you winnings. If you win you continue to play two coins the same way. If you lose you will go back to playing only one coin from your starting rolls.

After you have played all 80 coins through the machine, you will count your winnings. If you have won more than the 80 you started with you will put the winnings aside. This is your win that you will take home with you. You now have 80 coins to play again in the same fashion.

If you wind up with less than 80 coins you may want to take a break and then find a new machine to play. You will use whatever coins you have from the first session and play them in the same way. Play one coin until you win and then one coin from your starting coins and one from your winnings. If any of your sessions end with no coins, you will quit. You will not touch any coins you have put aside from previous winning sessions. Go cash in your winnings. Take a walk or get something to eat or simply call it a day. If you decide to play another session later, you will start all over with a new bankroll.

This system does not guarantee you will be a winner. It will however help you stretch your playing time while risking less of your bankroll. If you only want to play slots for a little fun this might be the system for you.

Until next time, remember:
"Luck comes and goes...Knowledge stays forever."

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